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Underground Railways: France

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make representations to the European Commission on the policy of the French Government in offering an exclusive contract to operate the Paris Metro to a state-owned monopoly; and if he will make a statement. (297237)

Representations to the European Commission on transport policy are the responsibility of the Department for Transport. However, BIS works with EU partners on maintaining an open and fair Single European Market and raises such issues in the context of the functioning of the Single Market.